Cristiano Ronaldo is having one of his best seasons financially. Although at Juventus he did not have a great season since he could not win the Champions League, a billionaire contract was known that would equal Lebron James and Michael Jordan and widely surpass Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are like Maradona and Pele since they not only compete on the soccer field but also to see who makes the most millions outside of it. Something similar happens with Lebron James and Michael Jordan since they are considered the best in history but there is always the discussion of who is better than the other.
Lebron James and Michael Jordan were the only players who had contracts with a company for life but now Cristiano Ronaldo has joined. The Juventus forward has signed a $ 1 billion dollar lifetime contract with the Nike brand. This contract far exceeds the one Adidas has with Lionel Messi.
In this way, Cristiano Ronaldo ends the year surpassing Lionel Messi in his economy since in addition to having a net worth of more than $ 450 million, he has a lifetime contract matching athletes like Lebron James or Michael Jordan. The only thing that Cristiano Ronaldo lacked was to obtain another trophy with Juventus.